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>> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm brandon. let's begin with our top story. granted, few of us eat the perfect diet all the time. but too many of us have really unhealthy eating habits. and that's why it's important to watch for warning signs. katie tells us more. >> americans tend to be very concerned about how they look. in fact, more than half of teen girls believe that they are overweight. yet 80% of those who think they're overweight really aren't. obsessing on how much you weigh and how thin you look, can be
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dr. megan jones is a psychologist from stanford university, and she's here to discuss this. welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> so, doctor, when it comes to worrying about weight, how can i tell if i'm going overboard? >> well, there are some common warning signs that we like to think of that will give you a clue that maybe it's going too far. >> okay, so can you give me some of the warning signs? >> sure. the first one is describing fat as a feeling. so, when you hear yourself say something like, "i feel fat," or even talk about yourself as being too fat, that's a clue that you might be too self-critical and that your appearance is becoming so important that it's affecting the way you feel about yourself. >> okay. give me another warning sign? >> another is cutting out whole food groups. so, that's where you might become a vegetarian just so you're eating less, not because
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whenever you're avoiding eating a larger variety of foods, that's a clue that it might be going too far. >> interesting. are there any other warning signs? >> avoiding eating with other people. so, when eating becomes a problem, it often isolates you, and you're more inclined to eat by yourself and avoid going to dinner with friends. so, if you find that you're avoiding eating with your friends, it means you might be too concerned about controlling what you're eating. >> i've been with some friends that measure everything they eat. they want to know the number of calories. they want to know how much fat. is that also something that could be a warning sign? >> that is definitely a warning sign. so, when you find that you're counting calories, that you're trying to keep track of what you're eating in a really detailed way, that's also different than just being aware of what you're eating and trying
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but allowed space in your diet for those favorite foods. >> how about if you're feeling uncomfortable about what you're eating or after you're eating? how about that? >> a really serious red flag is when you feel ashamed or guilty after eating. so, that emotional component, that feeling really hard on yourself, that's definitely a sign that you could get -- that you could and should get help. >> and, you know, a lot of people talk about wanting to look like either a model they've seen in a magazine or maybe even a celebrity they've seen in a movie. is that something to be wary of? >> that is because holding yourself to an unrealistic standard -- so a standard that's just too high, like looking like a model or a celebrity -- really sets you up to have a negative relationship with yourself. it sets you up to feel bad and to do things that might be really unhealthy to try to get there. >> doctor, does having just one of those warning signs mean i
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>> if you feel ashamed or really guilty after you're eating, or you even feel ashamed or guilty about the way that you look, that's a sign that you should get help. >> okay. so, what do you suggest? where do i go for help? >> well, a great place to start is talk to a trusted adult, talk to your doctor, and just get some feedback. "am i -- is this okay? am i eating in a healthy way, or am i going overboard? am i cutting out too many things? am i upset with the way i look to a degree, to an extent, that really is causing me suffering?" >> you're also working with a new app called go lantern. tell us about that. >> so, is an online tool where people can go to take a free assessment to get feedback on your emotional well-being. so, what that means is you'll
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sleep, about your moods, or how you feel, and about your eating behavior. and then you'll automatically get feedback about where you fall on a range. so, "am i doing okay, or am i others?" meaning that "maybe i should go talk to my doctor." >> interesting. thank you very much, dr. jones. >> thanks for having me. >> just to review, here are those warning signs again. you describe fat as a feeling. you eat a limited variety of foods or become a vegetarian just so you eat less. you avoid eating when other people are around. you constantly calculate the amount of fat, carbs, or calories. you feel ashamed or guilty after eating. you dream of having a body like models or celebrities may have. as dr. jones said, having one or two of these signs doesn't necessarily mean you have an eating disorder. but it is food for thought. for "teen kids news," i'm katie. >> we'll visit a music program
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>> studies show that learning to play an instrument develops our brains in a way that helps us better learn other subjects. yet many schools don't offer music lessons due to budget cuts. and a lot of families just can't afford private lessons. that's why this next story is music to our ears. here's emily. >> so, to play "hot cross buns" we use the notes "b," "a" and "g, right? so, this one's "b"... >> this might look like any after-school music program, but look a little closer. [ saxophone plays ] that's right. this teacher is a teen. he's part of a program called a-chord with kids. young volunteers teach kids who might not be able to afford music lessons. [ keyboard plays ] the program was orchestrated by two friends, chase and austin.
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us, and we really wanted to share the joy of music with everyone here because they might not have the privilege to be able to have enough money to buy an instrument or something. >> the guys took their idea to a nearby community center, named after the famous scientist george washington carver. >> well, we came here and we went to one of the directors here, and we asked if we could start this program, and through those channels we were able to get this program off its feet. >> many of their classmates were happy to help. >> so, put your second finger there. [ violin plays ] see, right at the end, that was perfect. like, literally it was perfect. when one of my friends told me about this opportunity to work at the carver center, to teach kids the instrument that i played and that the kids were really eager and willing to learn, then i really wanted to be a part of this program, and in order to give back to my community by using the skills
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>> start from middle "c." and then we go up. >> you could say this instructor has the perfect name for teaching music. her name is melody. that. [ laughs ] i started playing piano at the age of five, so i've been playing for a total of 10 years now, and it's been a really great journey, i think. and i think after giving concerts and things like that, i think it's great to be able to reach out to the community and share my love of my instrument with everyone. >> two of the instructors are chase's younger brothers. alex teaches guitar. >> good job. and now over here. >> as soon as i heard that my brother was doing this, i wanted to join. >> it's a really fulfilling experience. and you really get to develop a relationship with these kids through music, and it's really something special. >> remember, you want this hand on top. yeah. >> the students choose what they want to learn.
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[ drum banging ] >> they tell us what they want to be taught. and so it makes it unique from any other program because there's no strict guidelines or deadlines or performances we need to be ready for. it's really just a fluid thing. >> volunteers teach music basics, as well. the program is a big success. its founders say that any teen can turn a good idea into action. >> 1, 2, 3, 4. really all you have to do is find the right people and ask them how to start it. and even if music isn't your thing, just doing something else to help others is really a great thing. >> of, course, it helps if you're as talented as these two. chase started on the piano in second grade and moved on to the saxophone. austin plays guitar, piano, drums. and, oh, yeah, he sings, too. >> there will be many other nights like this
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>> austin plans to make music his career. chase isn't sure about what his future holds. but one thing is certain. they'll always have music in their lives. and they want other kids to have it, too. >> coming up, i'll tell you about an organization that helps wounded soldiers in a unique
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>> they fight overseas for our freedom. and if they return home wounded, they face another kind of fight. carina tells us about an organization that literally races to help. >> i'm very proud of what we did, and if i had to do it again, i would do it again. >> those words are especially meaningful when you realize how much staff sergeant de los santos gave for his country. he lost his leg in afghanistan when his unit was attacked. >> it was like -- everything was, like, in slow motion, kind of like being in a movie. and then when they pulled me out
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pain... that pain... >> after the pain came the questions. his plans for the future seemed shattered. >> you know, i was like, "wow. my life is over. what's going to happen to me?" >> but staff sergeant de los santos didn't give up. he worked hard to regain his strength. and he learned about an organization called achilles international. as close to being invincible as any warrior could be. but even the greatest warriors can be hurt. achilles international encourages disabled athletes to compete in marathons and other public events. and they have a special chapter for members of our military. it's called the freedom team of wounded veterans. >> they meet the wounded vets, and then they give them the
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these events, and through these events, by doing this event they can see their potential. they can see that they can be incorporated into society in a very positive way. >> it worked for staff sergeant de los santos. he was introduced to handcycling, and he signed up for a marathon, 26.2 miles of fierce determination. >> that was my first marathon, and let me tell you, it was hard. and i made it. it was the best feeling ever because it made me realize i did a marathon. if i can do this, i can do anything. >> in fact, since that first marathon, the sergeant has completed many marathons and raced 3,000 miles across america.
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kids with disabilities. you can find out about training, as well as racing opportunities, by checking out the link on our website. whether a soldier or a kid, the goal is the same. it doesn't matter if you run, walk, or roll towards the finish line. what matters is that you're able to show that you've got as much game as anyone. >> in 1927, babe ruth broke the single-season record for home runs with 60 in a single season, but lou gehrig also had a phenomenal year. he had 47 home runs, batted .373, and had a league-leading 173 runs batted in, which is amazing considering he came up to the plate 60 times that year without anyone on base because of ruth's home runs. gehrig eventually won the 1927 mvp and helped the yankees win the world series against the pittsburgh pirates.
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>> coming up, we find out what teens think. our "speak of the week" question is next. don't go away. "teen kids news" will be right
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>> "speak of the week" is when we get to hear what you have to say. here's this week's question. >> katy perry was stalked by them. kanye west actually attacked one. during a high-speed chase, princess diana was killed trying to flee from them. i'm talking about the paparazzi, photographers who try to capture pictures of celebs without their permission. while there are some laws that restrict how intrusive the paparazzi can be, many celebs
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enough. should the paparazzi be subject to stricter laws? >> that's a hard one. i mean, they are celebrities, you know, so they are choosing to put their lives out there, but then again the paparazzi get, like, really crazy. >> oh, yeah, totally. like, they invade people's privacies, and i know it's their job, but it should be no one's job to invade anyone's privacy, so there should be definitely stricter laws. >> yes, i do think there should be stricter laws about the paparazzi because many celebrities can be hassled or abused when they go out, and sometimes they just want to be left alone. >> and so, celebrities have to deal with them so much that sometimes they snap and they get a bad rap for yelling at them. >> i don't think that it's fair that just because someone is an actor or a singer or whatever that we feel like we have ownership over their lives, you know. they should be able to have the same privacy that we are allowed to have. >> lawmakers in california listened to celebs, like jennifer garner and halle berry, testify on how paparazzi not
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children as well. one picture may be worth a thousand words, but when it comes to hounding kids, just one word is sufficient -- don't. with "speak of the week," i'm eden. >> this important message is brought to you by the national road safety foundation. >> i'm ready to go. [ tires squeal ] >> dude, i'm running late. i'll be there as fast as i can. [ heart beating ] [ tires screech, glass breaks ] [ siren wails ] [ cheers and applause ]
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[ flatline ] >> all: life is not a race! go your own pace!
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>> this report is brought to you by the l.a. auto show. >> hey, kids, we're taking you behind the scenes here at the 2015 l.a. international auto show. i know as a kid growing up all i wanted to see on my calendars in my room were hot cars. well, i get to do it now and take you behind the scenes. let's get to it. behind me, it's the all-new audi e-tron concept, designed from the ground up to be all
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it'll reach more than, yes, 300 miles, kids, on a single charge. that is a long distance. audi wants most of their vehicles by 2025 to be all electric. but, hey, let's talk about some cool technology, and kids today are up to speed on smartphones and tablets. this is the all-new hyundai virtual app that replaces the owner's manual that's usually in your glove box. it's an app. easily downloaded on apple store or google play. 82 how-to features teach you how to do things in your car like, change the oil, change the fuses. very cool technology. if you're a family of four and looking for an affordable s.u.v., let's take a look at the all-new kia sportage. america. it's a compact s.u.v. with a new front grille and fog lights, but engineers tell us it's the fit and finish and quality that makes this kia sportage out of this world. here's another great s.u.v. for you to take a look at. it's the all-new 2016 mitsubishi outlander sport. new bold exterior styling. power folding mirrors.
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seat fabrics and colors. a 6.1-inch monitor inside also allows you to connect all of those smart devices, like those ipads and smartphones. hey, check this out. it's the all-new 2017 gmc canyon denali. it's their premium-edition mid-size truck. chrome front grille, mulan leather seats. we all love 20-inch wheels, kids. and full of technology. so, plug into that apple carplay or android audio and away you go. and how about a little bit of family luxury? it's the all-new 2017 lincoln mkz. they're taking the design cues from the lincoln continental launched last year at the new york auto show. full of technology in this vehicle to protect your kids, like cameras and sensors, and to monitor your blind spots. and this is really cool -- the largest panorama sunroof on the top of that vehicle. but check out this one. this is awesome, kids. the all-new 2017 jaguar f-pace, and it's their first introduction into the s.u.v. market.
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zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds. loads of cargo space. but let's talk about a little bit of family luxury. the 2017 buick lacrosse with incredible design cues inspired by the 1954 wildcat concept. 300 pounds lighter, but this is the cool part -- the teen app that allows parents to monitor what their kids are doing while driving behind the wheel. very cool app. 2017 alfa romeo giulia -- let's get to it. it's all about performance. 505 horsepower, zero to 60 in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 191 miles an hour, making it the fastest alfa romeo to date. but, hey, let's take a look at the all-new 2017 fiat 124 spider. it's a roadster, and it's been 50 years since fiat has had a roadster here in the u.s. italian style, italian performance. 160 horsepower under the hood. this is a kid's dream car. let's talk about the 2016 mini convertible. minis have been around forever. kids love them.
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show. 11 exterior colors, and this beautiful nostalgic caribbean aqua just knocks your socks off. kids, let's close it out with this right here. it's the all-new 2017 range rover evoque convertible. yeah, that's right. it's the world's first ever compact convertible s.u.v. new aggressive front, spacious interior. 240 horsepower, turbocharged engine, and price starting at just about $50,000. look, we're talking about dream cars here at the l.a. auto show. kids, you're gonna see half these on your calendars in the future. if you ever get a chance to hit an auto show, you get to see all the cars of your dreams. this is mike caudill for "teen kids news." >> that wraps up our show. be sure to tune in to "teen kids news" again next week.
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